There will be no lockdown for Suva this weekend.
This has been confirmed to fijivillage by Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong.
Doctor Fong says they will strictly enforce the COVID safety guidelines and people will be arrested if they do not follow the measures.
Only essential businesses can open in the country.
The containment areas in Suva, Lami, Nausori, Ra, Nadi and Lautoka remain.
Curfew hours nationwide remain from 11pm to 4am daily.
Contact tracing, screening and testing is underway in many parts of Viti Levu today as the Health Ministry tries to establish the source points of different COVID-19 cases in the community.
Police are also on the ground ensuring that people are following the gazetted COVID guidelines.
Please stay home and avoid unnecessary movement.
Doctor Fong stresses that when you move, the virus moves.
Police have stressed for people to wear their mask at all times and be reminded to maintain the 2 metres distancing as issued by the Ministry of Health.
Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu says anyone not following the two metres distancing inside or outside the supermarket in any containment area will be arrested.
Tudravu says officers will closely be monitoring businesses and all employees and customers to wear face coverings to enter their premises.
He says it is also vital for every driver of a Public Service Vehicle and the travelling passengers who are 5 years of age or older to wear masks and bus and minibus drivers are to ensure that all passengers in the bus and minibus are physically distanced from each other.
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